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'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal
house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
peres, president of israel. thanks for joining us. tomorrow night, jerry seinfeld and friday night, the crew of "saturday night live." we are diverse. anderson cooper is next. >>> tonight, keeping them honest, christine o'donnell refusing to answer direct questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? >>> also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an alleged motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. >>> and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a gripping race to solve two life and death medical mysteries. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin tonight keeping them honest with, the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of
to the national media. she did that on a national forum sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell used to pay for what paerd to have been personal expenses. the problem is she appears to have been using old campaign funds even though her campaign was over. if true, it would be a violation of federal election laws. now, ms. o'donnell denies any wrongdoing but has so far refused to answer specific questions about those checks. today at a campaign event reporters and their cameras were allowed in but couldn't ask any questions. o'donnell made clear she isn't happy with the coverage she's getting. >> it's wonderful to be here among so many friends. i'm glad the media is here, but i'm also a little bit disappointed because i wanted to talk candidly, and for some reason everything i'm saying is getting recorded and twisted. so i'm still going to talk openly with you. >> well, i don't speak for the media in general, but on this program we're not trying to twist anyone's words. we're simply trying to get some bas
. >> i suspected you would say that. while it's not the wording that you've used in criticizing this pledge, again, they're not getting the traction. i know you love to call sarah palin sister sarah. i'm curious to see if she'll defend the pledge. she did not mention the really party in the new web ad, talking about this tea party movement. to our knowledge we didn't hear a lot of touting of the tea party as the republican members of the house talked about this pledge to america. >> look who has done well. christine o'donnell came out of nowhere and knocked off an established republican. this fellow paladino is beating up cuomo mercifumercifully. he's not out there putting out a program. he's going after them. he's on the offensive. in politics, this democrats have a fortress they have to defend. they have a record. you can attack any direction. you call the time and place. instead of going out there and staying on the defensive, they build their own fortress. now the democrats are attacking them. so you have us, you have jim clyburn and other fellows in a big argument with the
in restarting diplomatic relations with the u.s. over the nuclear weapons program. >> i'm optimistic. >> chief of staff rahm emanuel could leave his post next month. that's according to insiders. speculation is he'll run for mayor of chicago now that richard daley will not seek re-election. stay tuned for that. tensions are rising in east jerusalem. the outrage after a palestinian man was shot and killed by an israeli security guard. what effect it will have on the current peace talks is unclear. palestinian leader abbas says he probably won't break off talks with the dispute over the west bank. suspected terrorists nabbed in yemen. government forces launched a major offensive trying to root out a terror cell with 120 militants. officials deny american-born radical cleric is among them. and those are your headlines. >> just look for the guy in the beard and just grab him. that shouldn't be a problem. we have enough photos of himment so yeah, we'll find out what's happening. it's funny we're saying it has nothing to do with him being there. we have a capture and kill on him. it's just coinciden
, robbing her of $200 before getting away. >> it gives us a black eye in law enforcement. >> he says bad guys who pose as cops make it tougher for the good guys to do their job. >> when you have that little bit of doubt in people's mind, it makes it that much more difficult. >> while police beg to look for name tags or badges or any sort of identification, most people admit that's not what they do. >> i'm pretty nervous. i don't know if they like it if you ask for their badge or their name. >> honestly, they're probably wearing a badge, and if they look official, i probably wouldn't give it a second thought. even though i've heard of this happening before. >> he says posing as a cop is unusually easy to do. >> through the internet or mail order stuff, you probably could buy almost everything. >> what's unique in this case, the suspect's black suv, possibly a chevy tahoe, with flashing lights on the grille is almost identical to the real p.d.'s brand new undercover cars. now, the suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, bald and clean shaven. police say that there were likely dozen
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
're going to go out and poll. >> reporter: a will the -- lot of polling going on. told us in this studio today that she loves the job she has now but has refused to rule out a run for mayor. >> thank you. >>> 82 years old and a veteran chicago politician is running again. the oldest member of the city council wants an 11th term. he feels his experience is needed because of daley's retire. >> a new mayor is going to need someone like myself to guide him. this is going to be an awesome responsibility. >> the people on this ward are very much ready for a change. they're ready for someone with a vision, determination, someone that's going to be very service-oriented to the people. >> or her. his youthful opponent could be tough to beat. he won his last election by just 700 votes. >>> man accusing of doing everything from assassinating mayor daley painting the water in chicago remains behind bars. sami samir hassoun faced a court today. he requested a psychology evaluation. the attorney reports he is competent to stand trial but things need to be considered. >>> 19-year-old george lash was sh
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an allege the motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin with the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of doing the same. first christine o'donnell from delaware continuing to avoid questions. she announced last night she wouldn't be talking to the national media, she did that on a national forum, sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell paid for what appeared to be
cry from 1994's "contract with america," and the grand signing ceremony on the steps of the u.s. capitol. today, house republican leaders appeared in shirt sleeves at a hardware and lumber store in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the gover
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >> good morning, off to a fairly quiet start on thursday with a couple of thunderstorms near by. a 30% chance. otherwise, it will onlyis >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a new plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the president is here, annual gathering of world leaders of the united nation. politics looming over everything. november mid-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named n
and this is "way too early." i'm glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. smooth me an e-mail at or text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this thursday, september 23rd. a lot going on including the mellow white house response to the revelations in bob woodward's books, those revelations we told you about yesterday. >>> plus the only thing better than the man wearing a red spandex body suit is the guy who got picked up by jail by his parents still wearing the red spandex body suit. the greatest perp walk of all time. first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with a big development in the fight to reform the nation's public schools. "the new york times" reporting this morning that facebook founder and chief executive mark zuckerberg will donate $100 million to the troubled public school system in newark, new jersey. according to "the times" he will announce the gift
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
homes destroyed beyond repair the clean up is now a major undertaking. christine conley shows us what's being done to prepare and how crews will keep the neighborhood safe while all the work is being done. >> pouring water on the homes in the fires on. they're getting ready for this heavy equipment to start digging through the debris and hauling it away. when that happens they want us which could be laced with toxic chemicals flying into the air. the water seems to be working so far by looking at this flag how wendy it is but you can see the dust. the health department says the continue sprang the area with water as they remove the debris and also monitor the air. >> the minute we find any information that shows their particular it's going in the air that could be hazardous it will be completely brought to a stop. >> there's been so much destruction it's hard to tell where the homes are which is why they put a green signs like this showing the address. still hall of the ash and debris first and then knock down the chimneys. the take away everything including the foundation. they will
. >> what the american people have told us they want is that we the fund, repeal and replaced. >> in addition to higher taxes, health insurance warn customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people will see higher costs associated with those new benefits. they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies and previously were. >> insurance companies have been working since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes, investing in new technology, working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> health-care plans are having to make a significant number of changes in their own operations. >> more sweeping reforms are set to take effect in four years. >> there is one piece of the health care law that will affect many young adults up to the age of 26. it is good news for students who can stay on their parents' health insurance longer. we have reaction from our education reporter with more on that story. >> this legislation would extend what maryland law currently has on the books. students say they
an outside feed product. >> for you to come before us and say, it's the feed, we had nothing to do with it, is hard for me to believe. >> reporter: victims had a hard time believing decoster too. >> it just overpowered my whole system. >> reporter: 30-year-old sarah lewis, who nearly died, met with decoster after the hearing. >> i said, i am a real person and this is what you've done to me. >> reporter: when we asked -- >> will you take responsibility? >> reporter: all we got was silence. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> there is a new theory being offered about the sinking of "the titanic." it comes from the granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the disaster. because of a steering error. she claims it sank because the captain continued sailing instead of stopping the ship. the officer's granddaughter just made the claims public in her new book. >>> here's your thursday forecast. hail and gusty winds in southern minnesota, omaha, des moines, and kansas city. heavy rain and flooding from the dakotas to wisconsin. showers from san antonio to new orleans. thunderstorms fr
, california, as early as this week. >> they are using children as hostages. a stunning admission that they are only interested in covering healthy people and not sick people. >> the move would only apply to new policies and would not affect existing child only policy holders and family plans provided through parent's work. the insurance industry fears parents will buy policies only when children become sick, causing a huge expensive group to insurance with not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if we have a system where people can drop in and out only when they need it the most it won't work. >> child only policies are a small market geared towards families who make too much to qualify for the public program. >> just because we -- our kids get sick or come up with the diseases. >> pediatricians insist it is more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when you are letting those kinds of conditions go untreated, under treated then you are having more emergency room visits and more optimizations, increasing healthcare costs. >> a bill on governor schwarzeneg
towards goals such as economic crisis and peace in the middle east. michelle franzen is live for us in new york. >> reporter: good morning, amara. certainly the president's speech will focus on what he talked about last year and rebuilding a lot of the international relations following the bush administration's foreign policy. but many of the same issues are still -- president is still facing with foreign policy agenda, including much in the middle east. of course, combat units in iraq left there at the end of awl august, but still, about 50,000 troops remain in iraq, training security forces there and in afghanistan, troops, of course, have been increased along with the attacks by insurgents. and certainly talks, peace talks for the middle east twin israeli and palestinian leaders got a jump start earlier this month, but so far, still no direct talks planned in the meantime. of course, iran and north korea's defiance over international sanctions and pressure to stop their nuclear program will take the stage, as well. president obama is expected to speak early this morning and following ir
to have. but what i want to do is talk about what's coming up -- i want us to talk about what's at stake in this election because the people that potentially will take over if we don't focus on this election, i promise you will cut aids funding. >>> welcome to "morning joe." great to have you was. joe scar borrow with you along with mika brzezinski. tina brown of the daily beast and mark halprin with msnbc and "time" and willie geist. the founder, as jon meacham says t founder and publisher and host of "way too early." john writes in a critique every morning. >> that's great. >>> we have a big show today. we're going to be running back and forth to places. president bill clinton will be on the show later this morning. and we have a lot to talk about this morning. >> we do. you go first. >> we saw "waiting for superman" yesterday. actually the story dovetails nicely with the newark story today that's in the news. but wow. you walk out of it feeling really twisted up and angry. >> willie, we were all there, and i knew how it was going to end. people were telling me about the lottery for th
. >>> there was a setback in efforts to free 33 miners in chile. one of the hammers on a drill used in the rescue mission became detached yesterday. the crews were drilling through rock when it happened. the drill was repaired and work continued. rescued in early november, six weeks sooner than first expected. >>> one lawmaker on capitol hill says hearings on a salmonella outbreak revealed a disturbing picture of egg production here in america. >> and the owner of an iowa egg farm did apologize to people who got sick from salmonella. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. lawmakers in washington got few answers on wednesday. the owner of one farm refused to testify. another blamed an ingredient bought from a supplier for the outbreak. eggs from two iowa farms were linked to a massive salmonella outbreak this past summer. as many as 1,600 americans were sickened. 30-year-old sarah lewis. >> they thought they were going to have to do emergency bowel surgery. >> reporter: and 77-year-old carol lobato. >> my doctors told me that i almost certainly would have died without aggressi
just indulge myselo this is my local church. for me it's special because when i used to pray in the jungle, i would pray a lot to this virgin here--the virgin of guadalupe. i read so many times the bible when i was in captivity. i have many favorite passages. one of my favorite is the letter from sans. and he's talking about a vision he had, and he was suffering a lot. and then he hears jesus saying "my grace suffice you." he doesn't need anything else to overcome his pain than the grace of jesus. in a way, he discovered that the more fragile he was, the more stronger he was. and it just made a lot of sense to me in the jungle because it's exactly how i felt. oprah: wow. so what's the most important lesson you think you learned from this ordeal? what did you take from this ordeal? >> well, it--something that helps me every day since i'm free, which is that--it came to a point where i had lost everything. everything. i mean i couldnt move, i couldnt go to the toilet, i couldnt drink when i wanted, i couldnt talk to anybody. i couldn't do anything without--without havingher
it took us. it takes about ten minutes to make a dish like this. and it tastes great. so once you have the turkey browned, and you added all of your spices and the peppers -- >> whatever you want to do. >> now here is the end result and you can add -- >> dress it. >> add tomatoes and avocados which i lover and that's good fat. >> very good for you. >> and you can have some low fat cheese. you can add -- i will let you do that. add your tomato and your avocados. >> grab some of this. you remind me of a very good friend of mine. maglana martinez who works at wgn and she is mexican heritage. and she is probably the healthiest person i know. >> there you go. >> and even her family and i think her mom is still near chicago visiting. they say, maggie, eat something. but my girl is healthy. she is like what do you mean did i exercise today? she is a yoga instructor. >> you have to make sure that it's part of your daily habit. >> and it was maggie who taught me that if you are trying to get your weight under control, diet is 80% of the battle. if you are worried about i didn't work out. what d
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